The Rainbow Connection


Can you hear Kermit singing this?

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told, and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me…

Then there’s this news satire from The Onion:–32972

Sorry, but I must refer to the Bible, which “Christians” use as an excuse to be against gays.  There was to be a gang rape of a couple of angels, but Lot asks that they take his virgin daughters instead.  How does that sit with you?  What does gang rape have to do with marriage equality?  Why does Lot think so little of his daughters that he’d throw them to the wolves?  (Genesis 19)

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”

“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”

But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

Oops – one more  (Leviticus 18-19):

Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.  Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her…  Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman…

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner…

Check out the context: anyone using the rhythm method of birth control, which may be a lot of Catholics, have disobeyed God, 50% of men (according to Kinsey) have ignored God, including some well-respected presidents – Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and all agribusinesses, as well.  But hey, that’s a moot point as of yesterday. However, I did try to find what the Bible said about marriage between one man and one woman.1 This was the only line that was specific (1 Corinthians 7):

But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

On the other hand (2 Kings 11):

King Solomon… had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines…

I may be an agnostic now, but I was in church every Sunday of my childhood. I got to know my Bible pretty well. I noticed, as Shakespeare said, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. (It must be the heat that’s making me contankerous…)


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